Monday, June 15, 2020

Bar Boulud in Boston's Back Bay Is Closing for Good

A Back Bay restaurant with an award-winning chef behind it is shutting down permanently.

According to a press release, Bar Boulud within the Mandarin Oriental, Boston hotel on Boylston Street is closing for good as of June 17, with the note saying that "In keeping with many businesses at this time, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a negative impact on business levels, which has impacted operations." The release does mention that the hotel will "continue to work with the Mandarin Oriental at Bar Boulud London and look forward to sharing other projects together in the future," though no specific details have been given and it isn't known what might move into the Bar Boulud space at this point in time.

Bar Boulud first opened in the Back Bay in the summer of 2014, with the restaurant being a French-inspired casual restaurant; Chef Daniel Boulud, who is behind the place, has received three James Beard awards along with a Chef of the Year award in 2011 by The Culinary Institute of America, according to the restaurant's website.

The address for the Back Bay location of Bar Boulud is 776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02199.

Thanks to @JeremyKrantz for initially bringing this to our attention.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]